HOTA Farmers and Artisan Markets
Gold Coast Markets
HOTA Farmers and Artisan Markets is one of of the Gold Coast's most vibrant community markets, held at 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, every Sunday from 6am to 11:30am.
This market truly has everything… including gourmet foods, bakery, meat, fish, locally roasted coffee, global foods, dips, chutneys, sauces, fresh flowers, plants, arts and crafts.
The iconic HOTA precinct makes for a fabulous market venue, with the plush grassy area overlooking the stunning HOTA landscape of Evendale Lake.
Every Sunday HOTA comes alive with the help of the Three Sons Coffee cart.
And for punters who refer their brew chilled, organic cold brew coffee is ready and waiting to serve your pick-me-up.
Folks who prefer a healthier kick-start, tend to opt for a beach bowl, juice or smoothie before they start perusing the stalls.
Next to the bustling coffee carts, and brekkie bowls, the slush puppy orange juice draws a morning crowd of market-goers.
As the sun gets higher the traditional sorbet and Caribbean icecream stand becomes more popular.
By mid-morning Buchi Kombucha is slinging out their sensational fermented flavours left, right and centre.
The Hungry Belly Iced Tea Bar draws attention!
There are also lots of food options for those with an appetite! The fresh filled pastries and the Oyster Bar draw a crowd.
Hungry folks choose between flavours of Morocco and the old school burger.
The authentic gluten-free German Sausages are always a hit with the menfolk.
There are some wonderful Japanese options.
‘I love Falafel’ offers great gluten free and vegan options.
Once you’ve made the hard selection, there I plenty of shaded seating on offer so you can sit and enjoy your meal.
The stunning park has a wonderful and vibrant picnic atmosphere.
On hotter days, visitors cool off in HOTA’s Evendale Lake.
Now it’s time to gather your supplies. How about some Mingara Seafood?
Pick up artisan olives, pickled garlic, tapenades, saucisson and locally made oil from the Byron Bay Olive Co. stall.
Delicious Dunav offers any type of salami you can imagine.
There’s always time to stop for some Bush Essentials.
Don’t forget your Goodmix breakfast booster, your farm-fresh produce like in-season berries from Tallogum Berries!
Where else would you go every Saturday for delicious artisan foods, boutique fashion and handcrafted wears than HOTA?
By Michaela Lyons